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Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich

Germany 80638
Tel: 49 89 179 080's insider take:

The summer palace of Elector Ferdinand Maria and his consort, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, is a huge semicircle in an extended classical park on Munich's western edge. The gardens and buildings are restrained rather than Romantic, but the interior is another story, starting with the entrance hall, which feels like a wedding cake turned inside out, full of white marble, pastels and vivid frescoes on the four-story-high ceiling. Besides the usual gaspingly huge rooms with their silk wallpaper and priceless furniture, one particular highlight is King Ludwig I's Schönheitsgalerie, a portrait gallery that captures the many women in his life. The garden extends west into the suburbs and is full of fountains and the usual royal accoutrements.

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